HONOLULU (AP) —
A dog bound for its new owner in Mississippi ended up in Honolulu instead.
American Airlines spokeswoman Andrea Huguely Bethany said the Pembroke Welsh corgi was headed from Seattle to her new owner in Mississippi on Saturday when she made a wrong connection in Dallas. American Airlines says the company is looking at its procedures to figure out how the corgi ended up on the wrong plane.
When breeder Paul Chen was notified that Bethany was misplaced, he reported the dog missing and offered a $1,000 reward.
Bethany left the islands on Monday for Dallas. She’s at a Texas kennel and will fly to her new owner on Wednesday.
Such mishaps involving dogs and cats are rare. According to U.S. Department of Transportation figures, 28 pets died, 21 were injured and two were lost by airlines in the first nine months of 2015.